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A collection of articles discussing gentrification in Minneapolis
Topic: Gentrification
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May 17, 2022
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Population trends from select midwestern cities
Topic: Suburbanization
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May 17, 2022
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Population trends from a selection of six midwestern cities
Topics: Gentrification, suburbanization
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May 4, 2022 Jenny Brown
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An excerpt from Jenny Brown's Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now  (Verso, 2019) that discusses the rise of the anti-abortion movement after Roe as representing a transition of elite concerns from overpopulation to concern over low birth rates domestically. An important contribution to the abortion debate. 
Topic: Abortion
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Mar 18, 2022 RC Lewontin
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A refutation of the work of E.O. Wilson RC Lewontin, “Sociobiology: Another Biological Determinism” in International Journal of Health Services , Vol. 10 No. 3 (1980)
Topic: Sociobiology
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Mar 18, 2022 Kristen Ghodsee
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Chapter 10 from Kristen Ghodsee's Red Hangover: Legacies of 20th Century Communism
Topics: Anticommunism, Eastern Europe
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Mar 18, 2022 Davies & Smelser
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From Davies & Smelser, The Myth of the Eastern Front
Topics: Cold War, Fascism
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Mar 11, 2022 Douglas Tottle
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From Douglas Tottle's, Fraud, Famine and Fascism: The Ukrainian Genocide Myth from Hitler to Harvard  (1986)
Topics: Cold War, fascism
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Mar 11, 2022 Michael Parenti
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From Michael Parenti's Make Believe Media: The Politics of Entertainment  (1990)
Topics: Cold War, Propaganda, Michael Parenti
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Mar 11, 2022 Tom Englehardt
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Tom Englehardt's 1971 essay on the politics of the Cowboys & Indians genre
Topics: Cold War, Film Criticism
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Mar 11, 2022 Kim Phillips Fein
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From Kim Phillips Fein's Invisible Hands:  The Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal  (2010)
Topics: Cold War, Propaganda
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Mar 11, 2022 Alex Carey
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From Alex Carey's Taking the Risk Out of Democracy  (1996)
Topics: Cold War, Propaganda
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Mar 11, 2022 Elaine Tyler May
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From Elaine Tyler May's Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War  (1988)
Topic: Cold War
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Mar 5, 2022 Gabriel Kolko
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An excerpt from Gabriel Kolko's  The Politics of War: The World and United States Foreign Policy, 1943-1945 (1968) that discusses the reasons why the Anglo-American invasion of Europe was delayed for so long. 
Topics: WWII history, Gabriel Kolko
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Feb 18, 2022 Gabriel Kolko
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A discussion of US efforts to reshape the world economic order at the tail-end of World War II From Gabriel Kolko's The Politics of War: The World and US Foreign Policy, 1943-4945
Topic: Bretton Woods
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A discussion of the rise of dollar hegemony in the 1970s and the impact that it has had on the world economic system.  From Review of Political Economy , vol 22 no 4 (2021)
Topics: Bretton Woods, dollar hegemony
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Feb 5, 2022 R Palme Dutt
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Full text of 1935 edition of R Palme Dutt's Fascism and Social Revolution
Topics: Fascism, R Palme Dutt
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Jan 20, 2022 R Palme Dutt
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From Rajani Palme Dutt's 1934 book Fascism and Social Revolution
Topics: Fascism, R Palme Dutt
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Jan 20, 2022 James Whitman
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Discusses the influence fascist ideas among New Dealers
Topics: US History, Great Depression, Fascism
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Jan 20, 2022 John Diggins
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A discussion of the liberal fascination with Mussolini during the 1930s
Topics: US History, Great Depression, Fascism
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Jan 20, 2022 New York Times
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From the New York Times, 8/12/1934. Compares the recovery programs of FDR, Hitler, and Mussolini.
Topics: US History, Great Depression, Fascism
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Jan 19, 2022 NYT
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From the New York Times, covering the fight against evictions
Topics: Great Depression, Rent Strike, Evictions
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Jan 19, 2022 NYT
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From the New York Times, 2/2/1932, covers the fight against evictions
Topics: US History, Rent Strike, Evictions
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Jan 19, 2022 Boyer & Morais
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From Labor's Untold Story  on the class war in the 1930s
Topics: US History, Labor History
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Jan 19, 2022 Boyer & Morais
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From Labor's Untold Story  discussing the class war in the 1920s
Topics: US History, Labor History
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Jan 19, 2022 Alfred McCoy
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From Alfred McCoy's Policing America's Empire  on the links between the US occupation of the Philippines and America's domestic war against political radicals
Topic: anticommunism
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Jan 19, 2022 Kevin Phillips
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From Kevin Phillips' Wealth and Democracy  on the consolidation of wealth in the US after WWI
Topics: Capitalism, WWI
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Jan 19, 2022 Alex Carey
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From Alex Carey's Taking the Risk Out of Democracy discussing the creation of the propaganda state during WWI
Topics: US History, Propaganda
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Jan 8, 2022 Edwin Black
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From the Appendix of Edwin Black's War Against the Weak describing Connecticut's plan to wipe out the "lower tenth" of their population in the late 1930s.
Topic: Eugenics
Document presented at the Nuremberg Trials that showed the influence that American eugenics had on the Nazi movement.
Topic: Eugenics
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Jan 8, 2022 Claude Pierce
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Claude Pierce, “Combating Typhus Fever on the Mexican Border” in Public Health Reports (1896-1970) , Vol. 32 No. 12 (March 23, 1917)
Topics: El Paso, Bath Riots, US-Mexico Border
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Jan 8, 2022 Alexandra Minna Stern
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Alexandra Minna Stern, “Buildings, Boundaries, and Blood: Medicalization and Nation Building on the US-Mexico Border, 1910-1930,” in  Hispanic American Historical Review , Vol 79 No. 1 (Feb 1999). Discusses the El Paso Bath Riots of 1917.
Topics: El Paso, Bath Riots, US-Mexico Border
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Dec 18, 2021 James Loewen
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From James Loewen's Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism  (2005)
Topics: US History, Racism, Sundown Town
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Dec 18, 2021 Philip Foner, Richard Boyer, Herbert Morais
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These short histories are taken from: 1.       Philip Foner, History of the Labor Movement in the United States, Vol 1: From Colonial Times to the Founding of the American Federation of Labor (New York: International Publishers, 1972), p464-474. 2.       Richard Boyer & Herbert Morais, Labor’s Untold Story (Pittsburgh: United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America, 2000), p38-64.
Topics: Labor History, 1877 Railroad Strike, Great Railroad Strike
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Dec 17, 2021 NYT
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Article from the New York Times  that exemplifies how sundown towns were created.
Topics: Sundown Town, Racism
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Dec 17, 2021 Richard Boyer and Herbert Morais
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From Richard Boyer & Herbert Morais' Labor's Untold Story, discussing the Great Railroad Strike of 1877.
Topic: Labor History
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Dec 17, 2021 Philip Foner
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From Philip Foner's History of the Labor Movement in the United States , Vol. 1, discussing the Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Topic: Labor History
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Dec 17, 2021 Philip Foner
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From Philip Foner's History of the Labor Movement in the United States , Vol 2 which discusses the Colorado miners' strike that led to the Ludlow Massacre
Topics: Ludlow Massacre, Labor History
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Dec 17, 2021 Philip Foner
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From Philip Foner's Organized Labor & the Black Worker  discussing the early AFL's policy toward black workers
Topic: Labor History
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Dec 17, 2021 WEB Du Bois
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From WEB Du Bois' Black Reconstruction , this chapter discusses the reactionary effort to destroy Reconstruction.
Topics: Reconstruction, WEB Du Bois
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Dec 17, 2021 Richard White
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"Panic" is from Richard White's The Republic for Which it Stands  and discusses the lead-up and aftermath of the Panic of 1873
Topics: US History, the Gilded Age
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Dec 17, 2021 Leon Litwack
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"Hellhounds" from Leon Litwack's Trouble in Mind  discusses lynching in Jim Crow America
Topics: Jim Crow, Racism, Lynching
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Nov 20, 2021 R Palme Dutt
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Written in 1934, Dutt's book remains one of the best analysis of fascism in Europe
Topics: Fascism, R Palme Dutt, Rajani Palme Dutt
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Nov 19, 2021 Jeffrey Isaac
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An article debating the legacy of progressivism and liberalism during the 1996 presidential election cycle.  Jeffrey Isaac, et al. "The Poverty of Progressivism" & "Responses" in Dissent Magazine  (Fall 1996)
Topics: Progressive Era, Liberalism
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Oct 28, 2021 WEB Du Bois
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Chapter 8 of WEB Du Bois' Black Reconstruction  serves as a political biography of Andrew Johnson
Topics: WEB Du Bois, Andrew Johnson, Reconstruction
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Oct 22, 2021 WEB Du Bois
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Chapter 4 of WEB Du Bois' seminal 1935 work,  Black Reconstruction. This chapter covers what Du Bois terms "the general strike" or mass resistance to slavery from slaves in the South during the Civil War. 
Topics: WEB Du Bois, Abolition, Abolitionist Movement, Civil War, The General Strike
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Oct 22, 2021 Philip Foner
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Philip Foner's "From Slavery to Freedom," the first chapter in his book Organized Labor & the Black Worker  (1981). Covers the role of the labor movement and the struggle against slavery in early America.
Topics: Abolition, Abolitionist Movement, Labor History
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Oct 22, 2021 William Lloyd Garrison
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A collection of articles from William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist newspaper The Liberator  showing the position of the paper during the Mexican War.
Topics: Mexican War, Abolition, Abolitionist
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From Rebellion to Revolution: Afro-American Slave Revolts in the Making of the Modern World by Eugene Genovese A discussion of slave revolts in colonial America that has become difficult to find. 
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Topics: Slavery, Slave Revolts, Abolition
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Oct 22, 2021 Misc
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Excerpts from contemporary reactions to John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry
Topics: John Brown, Abolition, Abolitionist Movement
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Oct 22, 2021 Lerone Bennett Jr
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Lerone Bennett Jr, "John Brown: God's Angry Man" in Ebony , December 1964
Topics: Lerone Bennett Jr, John Brown, Abolition
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Oct 15, 2021 Justin Smith
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Written in 1919, this was the first thorough official history of the Mexican War. Replete with the imperial apologia and the casual racism of its day, the two volume series is still an important look into how the US identifies itself as an empire.
Topics: Mexican War, The War With Mexico, Justin Smith, US History
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Oct 15, 2021 New York Herald
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An 1845 article from the New York Herald on the annexation of Texas that displays the imperialist fervor for the coming war with Mexico.
Topics: Texas, imperialism, Annexation, Mexican War
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Oct 7, 2021 Michael Parenti
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Parenti gives a Marxist analysis of the motives and interests behind writing the US Constitution. This is chapter 2 in his book Democracy for the Few .
Topics: Parenti, Constitution, US History, American History, Political Science
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Sep 25, 2021 Ward Churchill
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Ward Churchill essay from his 2001 book A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present . Article gives a survey of the case that American settler-colonialism constituted a genocide of the indigenous population.
Topics: Native American, Genocide, Settler Colonialism, Imperialism, US History, Ward Churchill
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Sep 14, 2021 British Merchant
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An abridged version of the influential 1745 pamphlet in which a London merchant argues for an expansion of the slave trade to the Americas on the part of Britain. It is interesting in that it gives an explicitly economic argument for the reinvesting in the slave system.
Topics: Slavery, Capitalism
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Sep 14, 2021 Lerone Bennett Jr
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An expanded version of the essay of the same name that appeared in the August 1970 issue of Ebony. This expanded version appeared in the 1975 collection, The Shaping of Black America .
Topics: Slavery, Racism, American History, US History, Lerone Bennett Jr
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Sep 14, 2021 Lerone Bennett Jr
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The Road Not Taken is an excellent essay on the effect of slavery on American history by Lerone Bennett Jr. It was featured in the August 1970 issue of Ebony  magazine. 
Topics: Slavery, Racism, American History, US History, Lerone Bennett Jr
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Aug 5, 2021 Mimi Swartz
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Feature article on the failure to desegregate public housing in Vidor, TX in 1993. Texas Monthly . Dec93, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p131. 12p.
Topics: housing segregation, sundown town, racism, housing racism, Vidor
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1919 Congressional hearings on the abuses and excesses of the Texas Rangers along the US-Mexico border. Proceedings Of The Joint Committee Of The Senate And The House In Investigating The Texas Rangers, 1919
Topics: Police, Policing, Texas Rangers, Criminal Justice, ACAB, Police violence, Police abuse, Border,...
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Jul 9, 2021
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NYT article from 1985 "The House of Representatives, which prides itself on being 'the people's House,' has been turning into a rich man's club."
Topics: Politics, neoliberalism
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Jun 25, 2021 Brian Platt
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This is a history of the creation and expansion of School Resource Officer (SRO) programs in America. Original can be found here . Original audio version can be found here .
Topics: SRO, School Resource Officer, police in schools, school to prison pipeline, police reform, police...
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Jun 25, 2021 Julian Samora, Joe Bernal, Albert Peña
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Julian Samora, Joe Bernal, Albert Pe ña, Gunpowder Justice: A Reassessment of the Texas Rangers (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1979). A Chicano retelling of the history of the Texas Rangers.
Topics: Texas Rangers, Texas History, ACAB
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William Chase, “El Extraño Caso de Diego Rivera y el Departmento de Estado” ("The Strange Case of Diego Rivera and the U.S. State Department"), Zona Abierta (Suplemento de Economica, Politica y Sociedad del Financiero) II, 61 (Noviembre 1993). 
Topics: Diego Rivera, Trotsky, Soviet History, Mexican History, Dies Committee
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William Chase, “Trotskii v Mekcike. K istorii ero neglasnykh kontaktov s pravitel'stvom SShA (1937-1940)” ("Trotsky in Mexico: Toward a History of His Informal Contacts with the U.S. Government, 1937-1940"), Otechestvennaia istoriia, 4 (July/August 1995). 
Topics: Trotsky, Soviet History, Mexican History, Dies Committee, William Chase, Soviet History, William...